Add These Pop Culture Storybooks to Your Child’s Collection

I’m not a parent, but one thing I can’t wait for is for my kids to be pop cultured. And now I can with these pop culture classic storybooks. 

Authors Kim Smith, Arie Kaplan and John Sazaklis have transformed iconic movies and TV shows into storybooks. 

Kim Smith, author and illustrator, re-told the story of “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” “The X-Files,” “Home Alone,” “Back to the Future” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Published by Little Golden Book, Arie Kaplan, author, and Josh Holtsclaw, illustrator, made adaptations for “Jurassic Park.”

In addition to Little Golden Book collections, Ghostbusters was re-created by John Sazaklis and Alan Batson.

UPDATE: Newly Added Storybooks

Just added these new pop culture storybooks by Kim Smith! Famous classics “The Karate Kid” and “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York” are retold for the little ones this time around.

“The Karate Kid”

The Karate Kid Story Book by Kim Smith - Pop Shop

The story of an unlikely friendship of a maintenance man and school boy becoming friends is being retold to a much younger audience.

The story of “The Karate Kid” is reimagined with fun and colorful illustrations.

When Daniel is bullied at school, the new generation of kids will get to know how Mr. Miyagi got to teaching him karate for an upcoming tournament. 



“Home Alone 2: Lost In New York”

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York Story Book by Kim Smith -- Pop Shop

Again?! Kevin gets left behind AGAIN?! That’s right kids. In “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York,” not only is Kevin McCallister left behind on Christmas Eve for the second time, but he ends up in The Big Apple…AKA New York City.

It all started when he didn’t want to go to Florida with his family.

While his family is frantically trying to figure where he could possibly be, he goes sightseeing in the big city, maxing out his dad’s credit card, and taking limos from place to place.

Will Kevin EVER reunite with his family again?!



 “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" Storybook by Kim Smith -- Pop Shop

Children will fall in love with the story of E.T. and Elliot learning valuable lessons on friendship, courage and the imagination. They also spend time looking for a way to send E.T. back home to his family.


“The X-Files”

“The X-Files” Storybook by Kim Smith — Pop Shop

This not-so-scary version of “The X-Files” tells a story about little Dana and Fox who have a backyard sleepover. While sleeping in a tent they hear strange sounds and see lights and shadows. They question if these odd things are results of something scientific.


“Home Alone”

"Home Alone" Storybook by Kim Smith -- Pop Shop

Warning: This story may cause children to dream of staying home alone to set up booby-traps for the villainous burglars of your neighborhood. Just kidding.

The story of Kevin McCallister wishing for the disappearance of his family is retold for the perfect bedtime read during the Holiday season. Filled with Kim Smith illustrations, the book is as visually amusing as it is entertaining.


“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Storybook by Kim Smith

After hearing strange sounds from the closet, young Buffy, Willow and Xander plan to investigate.


“Back to the Future”

Hop in the DeLorean with teenaged Marty McFly and travel back in time to when his parents were teens! Accompanied by a mad scientist, see how Marty helps his dad stands up to bullies.


“Jurassic Park”

Little dinosaur enthusiasts and mini paleontologists can now join in on the fun adventures of discovering Jurassic Park!



Kids ages three and up will get to know Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston and their takedown of Stay Puft and Slimer.


“Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call?”

Ghostbusters got a makeover back in 2016, so it’s only right for an illustrated storybook to go with it. In a team loaded with girl power, the Ghostbusters must save the world again!



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